Ti Malice wrote:vanwinkle wrote:Ti Malice wrote:Interesting. I suppose it's possible, but I don't know how your ED school could bind you in future years if you simply declared that you no longer had any interest in attending the school and wished to permanently withdraw your app.
The ED contract doesn't typically say "X agrees to attend Y Law School for the Class of 2016." It says "X agrees to attend Y Law School." It's not the ED school binding you in future years, you bound yourself when you agreed to those terms.
If you wish to permanently withdraw your app, that's fine, they can't compel you to attend their school. But they can keep you from attending other schools.
Ah, that makes sense. I wasn't aware that ED apps aren't usually year-specific.
I would say that they are year-specific, from my experience. I just got an ED acceptance and the letter concluded with the school saying that they hope I will be attending their school for the next year (more flowery language than that). I take this to mean that I am being given the option to pay the deposit and matriculate or withdraw my app entirely for the year. You are applying ED for the class of 2016 only, I don't see how a contract could bind you to the next cycle when your application only applies to one specific year.